The journey to obtaining a second citizenship or a new residence is one that is different for every person, and at CS Global Partners we can advise you on the best course of action to suit your individual objectives.
It is every man’s dream to be able to travel the world without the lengthy paperwork process of visa applications. A second citizenship can give you the freedom to journey across the globe, and explore new countries without bureaucratic hassle. Embrace this opportunity to discover new cultures and to change the way you see those around you.
A second citizenship gives you the option to turn your dream destinations into a place to call home. It allows you to become part of a welcoming community, embracing of foreign-born individuals.
The abundance of business opportunities across the globe means that second citizenship will open doors to new entrepreneurial options. It will give you the opportunity to fulfil your dreams of internationalisation, and business expansion on a global scale.
Parents want to give their children the tools to succeed in learning and in life. This means providing them with the best possible care and education. At times, it means planning their education even before they are born. A second passport or residence card can grant access to some of the top schools in the world. With a European passport or resident card, for example, students could apply to any of the great universities of Europe, such as Oxford, the Sorbonne, or the University of Bologna. Similarly, a passport from a Commonwealth nation may facilitate access to many of the universities of the United Kingdom and other Commonwealth countries.
If you are at risk of violence, persecution, or unfair discrimination, investing in a second citizenship can help you to remove yourself from a country that is burdened with danger. Safety for yourself and your family can be found in stable, socio-political sanctuaries, many of which are also among the most naturally beautiful nations of the world.
Obtaining a second citizenship that can be passed on to your children ensures that protection, economic wellbeing, and educational advantages will be available to your family for generations to come. Your children, your grandchildren, and their sons and daughters will be able to embrace global citizenship forever.
Holding a single passport can impose severe limitations on an individual’s ability to travel – even when that individual is merely seeking to visit a country as a tourist. For example, certain countries do not allow entry to people with evidence of travel to or origin from a particular nation. Moreover, certain passports have few, if any, visa waiver programmes with other nations. This results in having to fill out long and complex application forms, having to interview at a consulate or embassy, and having to wait for weeks, and sometimes even months, for an approval. Given this tedious and time-consuming process, there can be little or no room for spontaneous travel.
A second passport or residence card from a country that has visa-free access can radically change one’s travelling experience, because visa-free travellers need only step on a plane and reach their destination. By facilitating travel, visa-free access improves one’s ability to communicate with others and to develop business relationships, especially where it is important to meet face-to-face at short notice, frequently, and efficiently.
With many countries being lost to social unrest, political turmoil, and economic strife, the ability to live and reside in a country that is stable and committed to the rule of law can provide individuals with a valuable safety net. This is particularly critical when individuals have children and other loved ones that they wish to protect.
An individual’s nationality may itself make that individual a target for terrorists or criminals, especially in countries where there is little tolerance for diversity and pluralism, and where people may easily fall victim to kidnapping and abduction. A second passport may thus be indispensable to provide anonymity and protect oneself and one’s family from harmful, and sometimes even deadly, discrimination.
As government surveillance becomes increasingly pervasive, and the balance between nationwide security and individual privacy is upset, people have started looking for less intrusive governments that will respect their right to personal privacy. Second citizenship or residence in a more privacy-respecting country can help avoid the watchful gaze of an overzealous government.
Citizenship or residence in a country that provides high standards of healthcare can have a significant impact on the lives of individuals who need medical attention, or who are simply panning for old age. Individuals may also wish to gain access to a country with universal healthcare.
As the world heads ever more into the globalisation age and common markets become the norm, business-minded individuals are trying to find new ways to access international business platforms and to be introduced to new industries. Thanks to today’s citizenship and residence programmes, this can be achieved easily, either by obtaining residence in bustling cities such as London, or by gaining a passport that facilitates travel and trade.
At present, numerous countries encroach on the business and private affairs of individuals as a means of increasing their tax revenues. By contrast, many of the governments offering citizenship or residence by investment programmes are committed to creating business-friendly and regulatory environments.